Deacon Name Jesse Stricker
My salvation experience is I was saved as a young teenager and served in the church until enlisting in US Air Force at age 19. I married at age 21 and returned to serve in the church at age 26 after the birth of our first child. Served faithfully ever since in various leadership roles, including SS teacher, Vacation Bible School Leader, SS Director, and member of Fine Arts Ministry.
I am married in 1971 after returning from serving in So. Korea lived with my wife Mary in New Mexico for 2 years. After military service returned to St Louis. We raised 2 daughters; they are both nurses. Enjoy spending time with family and seeing growth in our 4 teenage grandchildren. Recently had the pleasure of baptizing our two grandchildren living in Tulsa, OK. We currently serve as a caregiver to daughter Chrissy, age 43, recovering from two strokes and a heart valve replacement.
I joined Concord in 1999 after 19 years of membership at another local area church. The things that attracted my family and me were the music ministry and the number of other ministry opportunities available. Small groups and Connection Classes provided the opportunity to get close to a number of people in a meaningful way that is not always easy in a large church.
What interests me about this role is sharing life experiences with others and sharing how God wants to be an intimate part of each aspect of our lives.
One important Bible verse for me is
6 Abram believed the Lord, and he credited it to him as righteousness.
One strength I feel I bring to the Deacon team is Encouragement.